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CHAPTER 228--H.F.No. 2276
An act
relating to health; requiring accreditation of advanced diagnostic imaging
services operating in the state;proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 144.

    Subdivision 1. Definition. For purposes of this section, "advanced diagnostic
imaging services" has the meaning given in United States Code, title 42, section 1395M,
except that it does not include x-ray, ultrasound, or fluoroscopy.
    Subd. 2. Accreditation required. (a)(1) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph
(b), advanced diagnostic imaging services eligible for reimbursement from any source,
including, but not limited to, the individual receiving such services and any individual
or group insurance contract, plan, or policy delivered in this state, including, but not
limited to, private health insurance plans, workers' compensation insurance, motor vehicle
insurance, the State Employee Group Insurance Program (SEGIP), and other state health
care programs, shall be reimbursed only if the facility at which the service has been
conducted and processed is accredited by one of the following entities:
(i) American College of Radiology (ACR);
(ii) Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC);
(iii) the Joint Commission; or
(iv) other relevant accreditation organization designated by the secretary of the
United States Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to United States Code,
title 42, section 1395M.
(2) All accreditation standards recognized under this section must include, but are
not limited to:
(i) provisions establishing qualifications of the physician;
(ii) standards for quality control and routine performance monitoring by a medical
(iii) qualifications of the technologist, including minimum standards of supervised
clinical experience;
(iv) guidelines for personnel and patient safety; and
(v) standards for initial and ongoing quality control using clinical image review
and quantitative testing.
(b) Any facility that performs advanced diagnostic imaging services and is eligible
to receive reimbursement for such services from any source in paragraph (a)(1) must
obtain accreditation by August 1, 2013. Thereafter, all facilities that provide advanced
diagnostic imaging services in the state must obtain accreditation prior to commencing
operations and must, at all times, maintain accreditation with an accrediting organization
as provided in paragraph (a).
    Subd. 3. Reporting. (a) Advanced diagnostic imaging facilities and providers
of advanced diagnostic imaging services must annually report to the commissioner
demonstration of accreditation as required under this section.
(b) The commissioner may promulgate any rules necessary to administer the
reporting required under paragraph (a).
Presented to the governor April 20, 2012
Signed by the governor April 23, 2012, 11:25 a.m.

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